Curriculum Vitae



1 – Personal information


Name: Goussev  (scientific: Gusev)

First name: Vitali (scientific: Vitalyi)

Position: Professor (Université du Maine, Le Mans, France)

Class: Distinguished Professor of the second (highest) level (2009 - …)

Scientific discipline: Acoustics. Section of the National Committee of the Universities (CNU): 60


Laboratoire d’Acoustique de l’Université du Maine: UMR CNRS 6613,

                                    Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, av. O. Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans, e-mail:


2 – Scientific degrees, education, employment


In France:                

1997                            Habilitation, Maine University, Le Mans, France.

In Russia:

1992                            Habilitation (Physics and Mathematics, Laser Physics), Moscow State University, Russia.

1982                            PhD (Physics and Mathematics, Acoustics), Moscow State University, Russia.


1979                            M.A. (Master = Bac+5,5), Physics (Radio-physics), Moscow State University, Russia

Positions held

1998-                          Professor, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs du Mans (ENSIM), Université du Maine, Le Mans, France

1990-1998                  Associate Professor, International Laser Centre, Moscow State University, Russia

1979-1990                  Assistant, then researcher, then Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Moscow State University, Russia


2000, 2002, 2007,

2011, 2012, 2015, 2018               Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

1993-1995, 2001                          Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Department of Physical Chemistry, Université de Heidelberg,

1992-1993                                                                        International Scientific Exchange Award from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Université de Toronto, Canada


3 –Memberships in scientific committees (2007-2016)


- Member of the International Advisory Board of the International Congress on Ultrasonics (2008 - …)

- Member of the Advisory/Scientific Committee of the International Conferences on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena (2008 -…)

- International Scientific Committee: International Conference on the Emerging Technologies in Quantitative Nondestructive Testing,

Germany (2007), Greece (2011), Belgium (2015)

- International Scientific Committee: International Conference on Laser Ultrasonics, Canada (2008), France (2010), Japan (2013), USA

                   (2015), Austria (2017)

- Program Committee: International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter, France (2007), Taiwan (2010), USA (2012)


4 -Domains of research :


Nonlinear acoustics, thermo-acoustics, laser ultrasonics, photoacoustics, interaction of laser radiation with matter, laser-induced ultrafast phenomena, physics of semiconductors and nanomaterials, acoustic metamaterials


5- Publications (link to the publication list)


- More than 315 scientific publications in the reviewed journals (15 Physical Review Letters); 3 patents.

- Co-author of the book :"Laser Optoacoustics" (V. Gusev et A. Karabutov, Nauka, Moscou, Russia, 1991); Translated into English by  American Institute of Physics, New-York, USA, 1993.

-Co-author of the 2 chapters in the book: “Matériaux et Acoustique”, edited by M. Bruneau and C. Potel, Volume 2, Chapter 2, et Volume 3,

Chapter 2 (Lavoisier, Paris, 2006) ; Translated into English: “Materials and Acoustics Handbook” (ISTE-Wiley, London, New-York, 2009).



Awards and honours

2016          Fellow of the Americain Physical Society

2013          Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America

2010          Gay – Lussac Humboldt Research Award (“in recognition of lifetime achievements in research”)

2009         Knight in the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques)

2007         French Medal of the French Acoustical Society

2006          Senior Member of the Institute of French Universities

2004          Senior Prize of International Photoacoustic and Photothermal Association: « for extensive outstanding theoretical contributions to the field of ultrafast photothermal processes in materials comprising acousto-electronic properties of semiconductors, laser-based ultrasonic pulse generation, and carrier-phonon interaction. »

1994         Award from International Science Foundation (the impact factor of publications was evaluated to be in the top category)

1987          Lenin Comsomol Prize in Science and Technology, Physics (Nonlinear Acoustics), Russia: highest award for the young researchers in the former Soviet Union